Emily King loves being a grandma, tending her flower gardens, and serving as a Kid's Klub leader at church. She has developed and taught a creative writing course for homeschoolers, and she is a contributor to Chicken Soup for the Gardener's Soul and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas Collection. Emily lives in Portland, Oregon, with Dave, her husband of over thirty-nine years. Ed Olson is an animation artist/director and illustrator who has worked twenty-five years in media production. He has worked with many companies, including Walt Disney Feature Animation, Warner Bros., Sony, and Sega. He has a B.A. in art from St. Cloud University, Minnesota, an M.A. in film and television from the University of Iowa, and a Producer's Fellowship from the American Film Institute in Beverly Hills.